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Watch: Graham Zusi scores in World Cup qualifier vs. Guatemala

Graham Zusi gave the United States a comfortable 3–0 lead with a goal early in the second half. 

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The United States started the second half of its World Cup qualifier against Guatemala with a bang.

Graham Zusi scored a 46th-minute goal to give the U.S. a 3–0 lead in its do-or-die match against Guatemala. The U.S. entered Tuesday desperately needing a win to keep its World Cup hopes alive.

Zusi scored off a makeshift assist from Gyasi Zardes, whose misplayed touch in the box teed up the goal.

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Zusi, who was called on the roster as in injury replacement last weekend, now has three career goals in qualifying play.